Continuity of carer – for whom?

There has been a lot of talk recently about continuity of carer in maternity services. The National Maternity Review report, “Better Births’ raised that ‘some midwives had commented positively on

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Happy Birthday Little One

All around are bright coloured balloons, the cake waiting for candles to be lit and wishes to be made. Gifts wrapped in shiny paper call out to be opened. Deep

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Your sadness matters.

When it comes to the birth of a baby sadness isn’t an emotion that we usually think of. Joy, happiness and excitement instead come to mind, with glowing parents holding

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My healing homebirth

This is Louise’s story of her healing third birth at home. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as

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Preventing Birth Trauma-How?

Supporting families after a difficult and traumatic birth of course is so important but we need to address how we can prevent trauma from a difficult birth in the first

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The birth of my beautiful Cait

This is the story of Ruth and Cait. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as everyone will be

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Finding You – A poem

Madeleine’s beautiful poem about the birth of her son. Finding you   Sleep disturbed, the waters broke, It was still in that moment, You were on your way, A bag

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My story is now my calling

  This story is from Julie who wanted to share her story about her experience of having birth trauma and PTSD, how it impacted her mental wellbeing, how therapy has

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He was worth all the worry and stress

  This story is from Kathryn, who wanted to share her story about her experience of having placenta previa and placenta accreta the complications that followed. Please be aware that some stories

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No one ever asked about me.

  This story is from brave Lucy, who wanted to share her story about her experience of having a difficult birth with her baby and how it impacted her emotional

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We almost lost each other

  This story is from Bella, who wanted to share her story about her baby’s birth experience and how the right support after a traumatic birth matters. Please be aware

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PTSD and a fathers journey

This is the story of a dad called Lucas Joe and his experience of birth trauma after the birth of his son Boston. Please be aware that some stories may

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Still no one listens.

The story of how a traumatic birth resulted in PTSD and how sometimes it can be  a struggle to access any help. It show’s how important communication is in birth.

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